Ireland and Northern Ireland Compared

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Mr. Beat compares and contrasts the two countries on the island of Ireland. #ireland #northernireland #geography

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A solid video about the history of both Ireland and Northern Ireland:

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Suibhne’s Animated History of Ireland:

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Ireland and Northern Ireland

Two bordering countries on the North Atlantic island of Ireland. Well, Northern Ireland is kind of a country. It’s also often called a province, or just a region. Regardless, IT is part of the United Kingdom. Ireland is not. Ireland, aka the Republic of Ireland, has officially been around since 1937 and has been at least a somewhat independent country since December 6, 1921 and the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which ended the Irish War of Independence.

The capital cities and biggest cities in both, Dublin and Belfast, are along the east coast of the island, and just a two hour trip apart by car. But Dublin is more than twice as big as Belfast. (D-1.3 million, B- 700,000) And the Republic of Ireland as a whole has 2 and a half times more people than Northern Ireland. In terms of land area, Ireland is about five times bigger. Northern Ireland has less than 3% of the United Kingdom’s population.

Around 1/3 of Ireland residents live in or near Dublin, and just over 1/3 of Northern Ireland residents live in or near Belfast . Both are more rural than most of the rest of Europe.

Both have little islands around them. Aw, how cute.

Both are green. Very green. Due to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream, both get A LOT OF FREAKING RAIN. Well, mostly in the western portions. It’s also cloudiest out west. Ireland does get more precipitation overall. But yeah, that’s why the whole island is so green. And the whole island also has a temperate oceanic climate.

Will Ireland and Northern Ireland ever reunite?

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